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Xd card not initialized

Just bought a 1gb fujifilm xd picture card and when i put it in it says card not initialized i tried to do the format and it still does not work maybe i did the format wrong i am really frustrated with this thing please help john a real solution would be nice

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  • jamess825 Sep 03, 2008

    I do have the same problem. I continued to format the card over and over. I was able to snap one picture (which I could not retrieve) and got the message Writer error. When I tried again it said card not initialized and have not been able to resolve the error. I called the SanDisk technical support but unable to help me get rid of the problem

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    cannot initialize card

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Are you using the 'M' or 'H' series 1 GB XD card?



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Go to menu, SET, set-up,FORMAT,push OK Button,read "Format
ERASE ALL DATA" then, choose OK, and ready.

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Posted on Mar 01, 2008


This is rediculous! I run an online photographic business and this sort of thing should not happen! i am so frustrated

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I just fixed my Finepix A340 with the same problem (1gb card not initializing) - the fuji website has a place where you can update the firmware for the camera, mine was here this page told me that my model needed the upgrade

hope this helps.


Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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The error can be caused by:

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